Video Details

Title: ROSE (Bette Midler, Alan Bates)
Title AKA:/aka/ The Rose

OUR PRICE: $39.75

Year: 1979 / DVD / 125 mins

Director: Mark Rydell

Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, Barry Primus, David Keith, Jonathan Banks, Don Calfa, Pat Corley

Video Notes:
Bette Midler plays "Rose", an artist strikingly similar to Janis Joplin. The film follows Rose's career during her last tour. Her rock and roll lifestyle of Drugs, Sex, and Rock and Roll and constant touring lead her to an inevitable breakdown. Four Academy Award nominations including Best Actress (Bette Midler); Best Supporting Actor (Frederic Forrest); Best Sound; and Best Film Editing. DVD FEATURES: NTSC Region 1; Close-Captioned; Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1; Interactive Menus; Scene Access; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Foreign Audio Language Choices: French, Spanish. VIEWER COMMENT: "Those of us of a certain age well remember the ultra-talented and ultimately doomed 60s icon, Janis Joplin.In this thinly disguised Joplin biography, Bette Midler outdoes herself as an out-of-control, incredibly talented, self-destructive singer who turns to the bottle, sex, and anything else she can to hide from her intense inner pain. It sounds like a cliche, and by now it is, but that was Janis--and Bette does her one better. Her angst shines through with great poignancy, even when she is belting out hit after hit, responding to her audience as though she is making love. Hard living, hard boozing, and bent on destroying herself, the singer has us riveted to her story. Her tearful phone call to the father who never approved of her is one of the high points of the film: Bette pulls out the stops. Alan Bates is divine as always as the singer's manager, but this film belongs to Bette. If you are not aware of Midler's incredibly wide-ranged talent, this is the perfect movie. It can make you a lifelong fan."